Shubman Gill’s Stellar Form Leads Him to Maiden ODI World Cup Selection

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Indian cricket’s rising star, Shubman Gill, has been making headlines with his phenomenal batting displays, and the excitement surrounding his maiden ODI World Cup selection is palpable. Fresh from his instrumental role in India’s triumph at the Asia Cup 2023, Gill is eager to shine on the world stage.

Asia Cup 2023 Success

Shubman Gill’s Asia Cup journey was nothing short of spectacular. He emerged as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, amassing a total of 302 runs at an astonishing average of 75.50. Gill’s brilliant century against Bangladesh, although in a losing cause, was a testament to his batting prowess. His two half-centuries further solidified his reputation as a batting sensation.

As India gears up for the ODI series against Australia starting on September 22, Shubman Gill’s focus is on the dream of every aspiring Indian cricketer—the ODI World Cup 2023. Gill’s impressive recent performances earned him a spot in the Men in Blue’s World Cup squad. The tournament, set to commence on October 5 in India, holds special significance for Gill, who vividly remembers watching his country play in World Cups as a child.

Impressive ODI Record

Shubman Gill’s ODI record is a testament to his batting prowess. In just 33 outings, he has accumulated 1,739 runs, including one double century, five centuries, and eight half-centuries, at an astonishing average of 64.41. His consistency and ability to convert starts into big scores have been remarkable.

Gill’s remarkable form has not gone unnoticed in the ICC ODI Rankings. He is now in close pursuit of Pakistan’s Babar Azam, with just a 43-point margin separating them. Gill’s recent performances have propelled him into the elite club of Indian batters who breached the 1,000-run mark in ODIs in 2023, becoming the 13th Indian to achieve this milestone.

An Exceptional Year

The year 2023 has undeniably been Shubman Gill’s banner year. In just 17 innings, he amassed a staggering 1,025 runs with a remarkable average of 68.33 and a strike rate of 103.32. His remarkable stint in the Asia Cup 2023 significantly contributed to these outstanding numbers.

Gill’s cricketing accomplishments span across formats. He has scored over 1,500 runs this year in all formats, featuring six centuries and five half-centuries in 33 games. His ability to excel in all three major formats sets him apart, and he proudly holds the badge of being the only Indian batter to secure centuries in all of them.

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